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June 21 to June 27, 2004

Monday, June 21
11 a.m. to noon. Customer Service Training Initiative. (See "For Your Benefit.")

Friday, June 25
8 p.m., CUA's School of Theology and Religious Studies and the National Pastoral Life Center co-sponsor the Bernardin Lecture, to be given during the sixth annual gathering of the Catholic Common Ground Initiative. The National Catholic Reporter¿s Rome correspondent, John Allen, will deliver the lecture, titled "Common Ground in a Global Key: International Lessons in Catholic Dialogue," and Harvard University law Professor Mary Ann Glendon will respond. The lecture and reception that follows it are free and open to the public. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Saturday, June 26
Last day of first six-week summer session.

Upcoming Events
Monday, June 28
First day of second sessions of summer classes.

Guests On Campus
Sunday, June 20,
to Friday, July 9

CUA hosts the 2004 Capitol Classic Debate Institute, a tournament for high school students from around the country. Various locations throughout campus. For more information, contact Ron Bratt at 202-319-5447.

CUA Basketball Camp
This summer Catholic University will hold its 12th annual Boys and Girls Basketball Camp for children ages 8 to 16. The camp will be divided into two sessions: one from Monday, June 21, to Friday, June 25, and the other from Monday, July 5, to Friday, July 9.

The sessions will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and take place at the Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center. Adult supervision will be provided from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the convenience of working parents. Several local sports celebrities are scheduled to appear as guest speakers. Swimming will also be available.

The cost for the camp is $170 and includes a Catholic University Basketball Camp T-shirt. Group discounts are also available.

For more information, please call Maggie Lonergan, head coach, women's basketball, at 202-319-4951.

Summer Fitness Classes
CUA's Lifetime Activities and Leisure Studies Program is offering summer fitness opportunities in June and July. On Mondays, Pilates classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at $10 per class or $70 for the summer; on Tuesdays and Thursdays, weight training and conditioning classes will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at $5 per class or $70 for the summer. Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center, Second Floor Dance Studio. For more information, contact Jone Dowd at 202-319-6043.

For Your Benefit
2004-2005 Staff
Holiday Schedule

Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., CUA president, has approved the staff holiday schedule for 2004-2005, which is posted on the Office of Human Resources' Web site at holidays.cfm. The schedule will remain on the Web site throughout the year, and individual notices will not be sent before each holiday.

The holiday schedule is as follows:


¿ Monday, July 5: Independence Day
¿ Monday, Sept. 6, Labor Day
¿ Monday, Oct. 11, President's Holiday
¿ Wednesday, Nov. 24, President's Holiday
¿ Thursday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day
¿ Friday, Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Holiday
¿ Wednesday, Dec. 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception
¿ Monday, Dec. 20, Christmas Holiday
¿ Tuesday, Dec. 21, Christmas Holiday
¿ Wednesday, Dec. 22, Christmas Holiday
¿ Thursday, Dec. 23, Christmas Holiday
¿ Friday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
¿ Monday, Dec. 27, Christmas Holiday
¿ Tuesday, Dec. 28, Christmas Holiday
¿ Wednesday, Dec. 29, Christmas Holiday
¿ Thursday, Dec. 30, Christmas Holiday
¿ Friday, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve


¿ Monday, Jan. 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
¿ Thursday, Jan. 20, Inauguration Day
¿ Thursday, March 24, Holy Thursday
¿ Friday, March 25, Good Friday
¿ Monday, March 28, Easter Monday
¿ Monday, May 30, Memorial Day
¿ Monday, July 4, Independence Day
¿ Monday, Aug. 15, Feast of the Assumption
Some academic offices may need to remain open until Dec. 22, 2004, to receive final grade submissions. Staffing will be arranged through supervisors. Employees required to work between Dec. 20 and 22 will be notified by their supervisors.

President¿s Holidays are given at the discretion of the president. Because there will be years when no such holidays can be extended, they should not be anticipated from year to year.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Optum Changes Name
to LifeEra

Optum, CUA's Employee Assistance Program, has changed its name to LifeEra, Inc. However, there are no changes to service delivery, product components or other program attributes.

LifeEra can provide assistance, consultation, information and referrals on a wide range of issues, including:

- housing options for an aging parent
- financial planning to eliminate credit card debt
- advice for relationship problems
- counseling for depression
- pet sitting resources for the business traveler
- legal advice for an illegal eviction
- coaching to resolve workplace conflicts
- education resources for expanding job skills
- locating an available childcare center near your home

Employee use of these services is confidential. To access LifeEra's services, call 877-747-7126. For questions about EAP benefits, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Customer Service Training
The Office of Human Resources invites faculty and staff to participate in the Customer Service Training Initiative.

"Dealing with Difficult Situations," will be held on June 21 from 11 a.m. to noon.

The session will be conducted at the Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. To reserve a space and for more information, contact Jeannetta Clayton at 202-319-4176 or

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